1. Not old. Vintage. :)

AL'S ATARI RETRO CORNER

Discussion in 'SIG: 8-Bit Hardware' started by nysavant, Jun 30, 2024.

  1. by nysavant
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    Good evening fellow Atarians :)

    On a bit of a whim last week I decided to try and replicate a 'proper' retro Atari corner complete and today it started coming together.

    I managed to pick up a desk for the price of a packet of biscuits (bloody hard work carrying it down three flights of stairs though) and have started populating it with some Atari goodness. It's mainly dedicated to my 800XL and the various XL peripherals but I decided to put the ST on the pull out keyboard shelf and think it looks rather smart there.

    The only visible modern concession is the AVG cart as I don't intend to plug in the 1010 or 1050 for the time being at least. Next step is to get a printer stand to create more storage and a couple of shelves for games boxed games to sit on. Also going to look for a wall mounted magazine rack and a display stand for my Silica brochures

    Enough of me blabbering on, here are some photographs below. Comments and suggestions appreciated fella's.

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  2. by Andy Barr
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    Aye, that looks like the real deal to me, Al.
    I was wondering how the hell you were gonna manage some huge 70s Schreiber/ Habitat stonking solid desk but these smaller "sawn off" 80s/90s jobs are exactly what we progressed on to and definitely match the fashions of the era and so if you had said "I've just found some pics of my original Atari set up" and posted these, none of us would have batted an eyelid as the items and furniture are spot on.
    Well done, mate.
    Looking forward to also seeing brochures/display stands to follow - it will indeed be like looking at the sales display in Silica Shop circa 86-89!
    Great work, matey.
     
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  3. Andy Barr

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    Al - just spotted this "little" beaut - just in case you wanted to go the "full Seventies hog" (1870s):

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    :)
     
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  4. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Specsavers for you Andy......."beaut"...In what way is that a beaut.. Is this you?

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  5. Andy Barr

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    Maybe I should have placed "beaut" in inverted commas there, Paul! Whatever, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think Al may yet swoop for some such similar piece of retro history as it's only going to "add" to the value of his furniture...

    I'll get me Beau Geste / Marty Feldman gogs out...
     
  6. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    You know me, pulling your leg...

    I hope Al finds some suitable display stuff, so far it looks ace.
     

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